NADAguides.com Reveals June Car of the Month
COSTA MESA, Calif. — NADAguides.com decided to go with a sporty option on Wednesday when the site named its Car of the Month for June. Site analysts raved about the "well-rounded combination of luxury and sport" when selecting the 2010 Audi TTS.
The site pointed out the 2010 Audi TTS is available in two trim levels: coupe and roadster. Analysts mentioned both trims have a six-speed S-tronic automatic transmission. It has the manual shift option via steering wheel paddles that can allow for a personalized driving mode through "normal" and "sport" options.
NADAguides.com highlighted the vehicle is equipped with Quattro all-wheel drive, powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged, in-line, four-cylinder engine with gasoline direct injection. The site also mentioned the Audi TTS has 265 horsepower and 258lb-ft of torque, generating 29 miles per gallon on the highway and 21 mpg in the city.
"Another contributing factor to the Audi TTS high performance and improved acceleration is the use of laser-welded, lightweight aluminum and steel which allows for a 10 millimeter lowered chassis suspension modification," NADAguides.com emphasized.
"This lightweight aluminum and steel also allows for the power-folding top to open and close in 12 seconds, and conveniently while driving below 31 mph," the site added.
NADAguides.com also raved about the variety of feature options and two leather packages available with the Audi TTS
The site noted the Premium and Prestige packages can offer brushed aluminum inlays, a redesigned shift knob, leather sport seats, a race-inspired leather-wrapped steering wheel with control buttons accessed by a slight stretch of the finger and the convenience of a storage package.
Analysts also found other standard features include an auxiliary audio input jack for mp3 player hookup, cruise control, driver information system, Bluetooth and Homelink, a nine-speaker 140-watt Bose sound system and Sirius satellite radio.
NADAguides.com pointed out optional upgraded amenities with the Prestige package can include the auto-dimming rear view mirror with backup camera, LED ambient lighting, and ten-way power heated seats.
"The Audi TTS is highly equipped with safety features including dual threshold airbags, seat-mounted head and chest airbags as well as knee airbags, xenon plus headlights, tire pressure monitoring system, electronic stabilization, heated side mirrors, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and Audi hill hold assist," NADAguides.com explained.
"The Audi TTS is a true roadster that provides an exhilarating driving experience," the site went on to stress. "With its sleek exterior and sporty performance combined with a luxurious interior, it's easily set apart from any other roadster on the market."
NADAguides.com found MSRP for the 2010 Audi TTS ranges from $48,900 up to $56,320 for the Prestige model.